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In 2014, expect big names in literature to grace stages across the country and digital promises to be made good.
Performing arts companies will get new homes but there's no gallery and less temporary exhibition space at Australia's newest cultural precinct under the Walsh Bay Precinct Master Plan released by Arts NSW.
Instead of heading to a major festival in Sydney, Perth or Adelaide this summer, why not head off the beaten track?
The story of Indigenous soldiers who fought for a country that didn’t recognise them as people is uncovered in Black Diggers.
Is working for nothing a stepping stone to getting a paid festival job or just a way of being exploited?
Circa Artistic Director and CEO Yaron Lifschitz previews the Australian premiere performance of Opus with the Quatuor Debussy.
Photos of a pregnant belly, burnt trees and a girl brushing her hair are among images censored from the Reportage Festival.
SFF Director Nashen Moodley talks Austria, festival firsts and the Living Archive that keeps on giving.
The Peats Ridge Festival director Matt Grant is said to have left Australia, leaving creditors owed over $1 million.
Thousands of Australians now flock to remote destinations as rural and regional towns compete for the biggest, best or simply weirdest out-of-town arts festivals.
Festivals are the extreme sport of the arts - intense but exhausting. Some of Australia’s most experienced consumers of culture give us their tips on staying alert and enjoying festivals to the full.
Does Sydney really need another film festival? Creative director Allanah Zitserman doesn't think so, unless it provides an unique experience, as her Cockatoo Island Film Festival is set to do.
Getting music fans interested in art is no easy task but The Falls Festival has reinvented as both a music and art event.
Australia can seem oversaturated with festivals. But, festivals provide focused engagement with the arts world as well as endless opportunities for artists and audiences. And why put a cap on that?
How have arts festivals changed over the past decade, and what makes them unique? Brett Sheehy talks about the idiosyncratic nature of festivals from his 10 year programming perspective.
While punters attending Splendour in the Grass this weekend are likely to be much more distracted by the likes of Jack White, Lana Del Rey and The Smashing Pumpkins, an especially created and curated contemporary arts program is bound to steal some of the attention and add to the unforgettable experiences packing the three-day extravaganza.
This week the Melbourne Writers Festival unveiled its 2012 program; the siren song for Festival Director/CEO Steve Grimwade. But he’s not the only festival director to call it quits in 2012.
Things are looking a little gloomy in Melbourne. Thank goodness for the Gertrude Street Projection Festival – it’s not only lighting up winter, but also the history of this compelling inner-city street.
On the 27th January 2012, Danny Boyle, the Artistic Director of the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games, celebrated the six month count down to the Olympic Games by revealing that the occasion has been inspired by the monologue, Isles of Wonder, delivered by Caliban in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
New Sydney Film Festival director Nashen Moodley has worked on film festivals in five continents. Now he has a chance to show how he became the festival's first non-Australian director.
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